Driving when tired is unquestionably dangerous, but when one’s livelihood hangs in the balance, it is sometimes difficult to do the responsible thing and pull over. Still, about 70 percent of the truckerssurveyed in a recent Australian study said that they do just that when they feel fatigued. Drinking coffee or other caffeine-containing beverages is another, though likely less effective, way to boost alertness behind the wheel and reduce crash risk. Researchers found that truckers who consumed caffeine to keep from dozing while driving were 63 percent less likely to have an accident than those who did not. More…Discuss
“It’s long hours behind the wheel not coffee that put truckers life at risk”
Always further victimize the victim!
An average can of sugared soda or juice contains between 10 and 12 teaspoons of sugar, and even though sweetened drinks have been linked to the obesity epidemic plaguing the US, about half of the population drinks a sugared beverage each day. Health officials recommend that people limit their sugary drink consumption to less than half a can a day, yet one in 20 Americans drinks the equivalent of more than four. Males tend to consume more than females, poor people drink more sugary beverages than the wealthy, and blacks get more of their calories from sweetened beverages than other racial and ethnic groups. More… Discuss
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